Those who have followed my Instagram stories will remember that last January, I flew to Malta for a vacation. But I think what you remember the most is that I promised that when I came back I would “drop it all in an article”, so here it is.
FLIGHTS & HOTEL
First of all, concerning the flights and the hotel, we reserved them all for a total sum of 122€ per person.
The hotel in which we were staying was the “ST Hotel” located in Gzira. I have not necessarily found the room spacious but the hotel in general was very good, with its two swimming pools: inside and outside. And on top of that, the price of the room was 154€ for two persons, 4 nights including breakfast, so there was really nothing to complain about.
Valetta, the capital of Malta. A very beautiful city you must absolutely visit. During our visit to Valetta, the main highlight of my visit was undoubtedly the visit of the Upper Baraka Gardens. The view there is just M-A-G-N-I-F-I-C-E-N-T!
Mdina “The Silent City”
It is the former capital of Malta. Quiet and beautiful, definitely worth a visit! Aah and please don’t miss the “Moat Garden“! (below on the right).
Gozo is an island located near Malta (which requires a beautiful ferry ride to get there). We had so many expectations for this island but we did not find it as extraordinary as we thought. Nevertheless, for us, the highlight of this island was the citadel (which offers us in particular the view on the picture below).
Comino Island & Blue Lagoon
OMG, this is my favorite moment of the trip, my best memory! Just wow, a boat ride you absolutely must do! I myself had been told “do it if you have time” and believe me, I am far from regretting it. The calm, the vacuum, the view at Comino Island was just heavenly!
Places to eat
- Truth Malta (former Barcelona Lounge)
So, at the beginning, this bar/restaurant located in Saint Julian was called the “Barcelona Lounge” and offered ( on the evening we wanted to go there) a special buffet with a matching atmosphere. So we went there with this expectation, but when we arrived we realized that the bar had changed its name and its concept. So we ended up ordering as we would have done in any other restaurant. And as a result, the atmosphere was more of a bar than a restaurant, and that was the slightly negative side of this place, but on the other hand, the food was very very good so it balanced out and frankly I highly recommend it, (but only if you think you’re comfortable with that kind of atmosphere). Concerning the price, it was between 20 and 25€.
- Hilton (also in Saint Julian)
So I’m already telling you, if you want to eat there, wear THE outfit, pull out the heels, get dressed up! 5 star hotel, 5 star service. We ate at the hotel restaurant; they offered an all-you-can-eat buffet (drinks not included) at 38€, a buffet that I recommend 100% by the way. It was a pleasant evening in an equally beautiful setting.
Shall we conclude?
I really enjoyed this trip! Malta is a beautiful country with a picture postcard-like environment. To those who love pictures like me, I promise you will enjoy it!
However, I believe that visiting Malta in winter is not the same as visiting it in summer.It’s true that I went there in winter, with temperatures fluctuating between 15 and 17 degrees, with not too many tourists around and therefore the towns and places were pleasant to visit. On the other hand, I’m not sure that in summer it would have been the same, with much higher temperatures and tourism at its peak…
Hope this article has helped and/or inspired you!